The Annecy International Animated Film Festival (officially abbreviated as the Annecy Festival, or simply Annecy) is an international animation film festival held in Annecy, France. It is one of the most prestigious animation film festivals in the world.

The festival was founded in 1960 and takes place every year in June. It has a competitive section, as well as a variety of other programs, including retrospectives, workshops, and exhibitions. The festival’s categories include Feature Films, Short Films, TV and Commissioned Films, and Graduation Films. The festival, receives more than 2,600 films from all over the world each year.

The Annecy Festival is an Oscar-qualifying festival, which means that films that win awards at the festival are eligible to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.

The festival has been praised for its high-quality programming and its commitment to promoting animation as an art form. It has been called “the Oscars of animation” and “the Cannes of animation.”